The fluvial cultural landscape of Angkor: an integrated study

Forskningsoutput: AvhandlingDoktorsavhandlingMonografi


The development of the medieval city of Angkor (802-1431 CE) in the floodplains of the Tonle Sap Lake has lead researchers to believe that Angkor made use of its extensive river network; however, little attention has been given to Angkor's relationship with its watery environment. Previous studies have presented a fragmentary view of the subject by analyzing different components in a compartmentalized way, placing the focus on nautical technology or neglecting discussion on water transport in academic works on land transport. This work aims to provide a more comprehensive study on Angkor's specific cognitive and functional traits that could be construed as a distinctive form of fluvial and cultural landscape. This is done by examining the environment, nautical technology, and the cultural biography of boats within the theoretical framework of the maritime cultural landscape and using a cross-disciplinary approach that integrates data from archaeology, iconography, history, ethnography, and environmental studies. A new topological map of Angkor's landscape of communication and transport is presented, as well as new insights on the use of boats as liminal agents for economic and political activities.
Tilldelande institution
  • University of Oxford, School of Archaeology
  • Robinson, Damian, Handledare, Extern person
  • Hulin, Linda, Handledare, Extern person
Tilldelningsdatum15 juni 2017
StatusPublicerad - 20 juni 2017
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypG4 Doktorsavhandling (monografi)

Tilläggsuppgifter om doktorsavhandling

The thesis has been made available online through the Oxford Research Archive. It had an embargo of 3 years, after which it was made available to the public. The thesis does not contain a DOI because it is a doctoral dissertation that has not been published in this version by any publisher. Part of the content of the thesis was published in an article that won the ISEAA Early Career Award.
  • Early Career Award

    Walker Vadillo, Veronica (!!Recipient), 6 juli 2020

    Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

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